Come and Go with games and more

KidsDancingIt's an hour of games and play at the library!

Give a final sendoff to a great summer of reading as Norman Public Library Central presents a Come and Go Games Finale, from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Lowry Room of the library.

It's a last hurrah for this year's Summer Reading Program, including such favorites as a bean bag toss, balloon tennis, a parachute and more.

Activities are for ages 11 and under and their parents or caregivers. Registration is not required in advance to participate.

Calling all technology-minded teens!

Computer CodeNorman Public Library Central has two opportunities for teens who want to learn more about technology.

Girls Who Code, open to girls in grades 6th through 12th, will meet Monday evenings beginning September 12 and ending December 19, from 4 to 6 pm.

Girls Who Code is a national organization which gives girls friendship and the knowledge to code. Any teen girl who is interested may apply to be accepted in this program by completing this Girls Who Code application

Robot Club, open to all teens in grades 6th through 12th, will meet most Wednesday evenings during the fall, beginning September 7 and ending December 14, from 4 to 6 pm. This club will show you how to design, build, and program a real, working robot! To apply for this club, complete this Robot Club application

These clubs will each meet in the Computer Training Center at the Norman Public Library Central.

Applications for both clubs will be accepted through Friday, August 26th. Apply for your spot, and we'll be in touch! 

Sharpen your computing skills with a free class

SeniorCoupleComputer by123rf stockbrokerNorman Public Library Central continues its monthly free classes for new computer users and those interested in learning more about computers and other new technology options available through the library.

Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library, and are conducted on a variety of topics.

The August schedule includes:

Aug. 5, 5-6 p.m. – Minecraft Survival

Aug, 10-12, 1-3 p.m. – Microsoft Word

Aug. 10 and 24, 10 a.m.-noon – Golden Agers' Computer Club

Aug. 12, 5-6 p.m. – Minecraft Creative

Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. – Smartphones

Aug. 19, 5-6 p.m. – Minecraft Survival

Aug. 22-25, 1-3 p.m. – Microsoft Excel

Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m. – Getting Started With Online Sales

Aug. 26, 5-6 p.m. – Minecraft Creative

Coloring series for adults is back

Color byRobert CNorman Public Library Central invites adults back into the world of coloring as it resumes its monthly program "Color Your Cares Away!" at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

While many parents do have children that like to color, this series is for ages 18 and up only. The library will provide coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils, although participants may bring their own supplies if they wish.

The goal of the class is relaxation and boosting brain activity and creativity.

Registration is not required in advance.

Learn the course food takes from "Farm to You"

VegetableWhat's in that meal you're eating? Do you really know?

Norman Public Library Central is answering questions like that as it brings the "Farm to You," a Cleveland County OSU Extension Service Office presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in the Lowry Room of the library.

The program is an interactive, walk-through display of 10 stations provided by the Extension Service that takes students from the farm and ultimately to the consumer.

The program is geared to children up to age 11 and their caregivers. Registration is not required in advance to attend.